FRIDAY November 3rd
Juleyka Lantigua - The Arc of Intentionality in Podcast Creation
Sponsored by Hindenburg Pro
In our opening plenary, LWC Studios founder Juleyka Lantigua delves into what she calls The Arc of Intentionality in creative work, with a focus on podcasting. The Arc is composed of ideas, practices, concepts and real-world applications Juleyka has developed over years of leading an award-winning podcast studio. Starting with having “a tangible and communicable reason for your work–the why,” to assigning roles (e.g., the producer as the show’s advocate, and the editor as the audience’s advocate), to deploying 99% transparency, to addressing “the ghost in the studio,” to applying the economics concept of “the first follower” (who also becomes your most ardent supporter), Juleyka looks at how our intention as creators has to be transparent to everyone from idea to publication.
Nichole Hill - Design Your Podcast Blueprint: Lessons from I Am America
Learn the steps that the team that created I Am America with Tracee Ellis Ross followed to ideate, develop, and release this narrative podcast.
Screen Print RESONATE Designs at the Studio Two Three Truck
Pick from two RESONATE 23 designs to screenprint of a shirt, tote, or paper. We will have some shirts and totes for sale, but feel free to bring your own shirt, sweatshirt, or tote (in a light color) to screen print and take home.
Mary Childs and Amanda Aronczyk - Better Research, Better Podcast
Journalists and regular podcasters will be treated to a demonstration of the research workflow for an episode of the super popular Planet Money.
Tuck Woodstock - Creating Community Spaces as a Substitute for Capitalism-Style Promo
Gender Reveal host Tuck Woodstock shares how he built a successful independent podcast by treating his show like a community organizing space. Topics include collaborating with your audience, growing your podcast on a shoestring budget, and creating grants & mutual aid programs.
Erin McGregor - Steps to Greatness: a Road Map to Breaking in and Standing Out in the Audio Industry
Breaking into the audio industry is a process and a practice. You’ve heard the standard career advice about networking and about getting your first big break, but how do you establish an everyday practice that builds over time? Drawing on her own experience breaking into the audio industry over a period of years and the experience of countless freelancers she’s helped along the way, you’ll learn how to streamline your efforts, access invaluable resources and communities, make meaningful connections, and design a portfolio that will build you a sustainable career. From getting started to standing out, this talk will help rookies, career pivoters and intermediates level up for true industry staying power.
Vivian Le - Getting Lost (And Finding a Way Back)
Creating a narrative podcast episode can be overwhelming when you're swimming in ideas and tape. 99% Invisible producer Vivian Le breaks down how to let yourself get a little lost in the reporting process and come out the other end with an a story that feels true to you.
FIRST FRIDAY PERFORMANCE - JT Green: Shadowboxer (Tryptich 3)
This performance is open to the public
FRIDAY Media Center Sessions
(Space is limited, registration required)
Ellen Horne - This Story Sucks! How to Revive a Script when it's Gone Boring
Kelly Prime - Baby You Can Drive My (Script)??
Editing is an act of trust. After all, you’re letting somebody else, someone you might hardly know drive your precious story. But the relationship between producer and editor can be one of the most fruitful, essential and rewarding ones. And it can transform the success of your story. In this session for editors, editees, and the edit-curious I’ll walk you through a process of anti-hierarchical story editing, where the goal is not to shape a story but to uncover it. We’ll go all the way from idea, to outline, to script and finally, to reality as we explore the fun, tricky, radically cooperative world of story editing. I’ll also answer questions for producers and reporters on how to make the jump into editing, or how to incorporate more peer editing into your existing work.
Leila Day - On Editing: Steps to Get From Chaos to Publish
If you don't trust your editor, have no relationship with them, and you aren't aligned that you are both working with the same mission, to move your story forward, then an editor can feel like an alien intruder. There is no "one way" to edit but many ways to listen, build trust, and give feedback in ways that give agency to the producer. Today we talk about listening with discernment, humility + authority. We’ll respond to an outline, discuss bold structural moves, and we’ll look at the evolution from a hot mess idea to a digestible, relatable story.
Christabel Nsiah-Buadi - Mentorship in a Volatile Industry
We'll look at the ways audio creators can mentor newbies into the industry - and each other - In a fast-changing podcasting industry, morale has cratered. That's why now, more than ever we need mentors to help guide creators - old and new - to find new pathways and opportunities for growth.
SATURDAY November 4th
Ronald Young Jr - Vulnerable Storytelling
Sponsored by Radiotopia
Reviewing the stories RYJ has told over the years, we'll unpack the ways in which we could all tell more vulnerable and transparent stories.
Sayre Quevedo - Orexis: A Manifesto in 30 Questions
Award-winning audio documentarist Sayre Quevedo nearly burned out on documentary last year. After a nearly 20-year-long career that experience left him with more questions than answers. Who is this work for? Why continue to make it under the brutal expectations of a seemingly indifferent industry? What would it look like to recommit to the sublime in our work? Is that a solution? Does that ultimately even mean anything? All of these questions, and hopefully some answers (hopefully) in this talk.
Headshots with Keshia Eugene Photography
Come to the Forum for 10-15 minute complementary headshot sessions. First come, first serve.
KalaLea - The Long and the Short: How to Produce Engaging Interviews
There are many ways to prep and cut Two Ways and Three Ways. In this session, KalaLea will show you the skills she learned at The New Yorker Radio Hour.
Chris Oke and Eunice Kim - Narrative Alchemy: Turning a Story into a Series
Wondering how to craft your story into an effective and compelling narrative? Chris Oke and Eunice Kim will take you through how CBC Podcasts collaborates with storytellers across genres to identify and develop story ideas. Borrowing shamelessly from screenwriters, they'll share tips on how to transform a story into a riveting multi-episode series.
RESONATE PITCH PARTY
Sponsored by VPM
Three judges. Three contestants. One winner will get $10,000 to make their podcast pilot.
Sponsored by Kenan Charitable Trust
The Pitch Party Winner will be declared and we will learn about cool upcoming projects.
Anna Sale - Before Sunrise: Ethical Interview Practices to Move Us Forward When Audiences Keep Looking Back.
Sponsored by Molly Dodge
After nearly a decade of interviewing people about the most personal topics, Anna looks back about what she's learned about asking questions ethically, learning in public, and tending to relationships with sources -- before, during and after an interview.
RESONATE Performance - Helen Zaltzman Presents The Allusionist.
Sponsored by Hindenburg
SATURDAY Media Center Sessions
(Space is limited, registration required)
Dane Cardiel - Building an Audio Business without Losing Your Creative Integrity
Creators have access to many different business models. This session explains what those models are, how they interact with third parties, and which you might consider, given the kind of creative you are.
Ben Riskin - How to Ask People for Money
Sponsored by Room Tone
Call it a partnership, or a collaboration, or maybe you are joining a network, seeking a a distributor, or pitching an original. Whatever the framing, there's one underlying question in your conversations. Who's paying? Most likely, not you. So how and when do you make that clear so you can smartly ask someone else for money? This discussion will speak to that process, offer some practical tips, and explore whether beggars can also be choosers.
Veralyn Williams - Becoming the Added Value: Lessons from a Black woman's Journey in Audio Journalism
Veralyn has spent her career telling, amplifying, and now executive producing stories that she had unique access to and unique insights on. In this session she will share why that insight matters and how it has set her up for success in an industry she’s been determined to be a part of since before podcasts were a thing.
Larry Rosin and Alex Bargiacchi- Audio Megatrends
Edison Research brings you the data that you need to inform your storytelling and your strategy.
Common House Afterparty-9pm